The soda takes only minutes to put together. What you end up with is a delicious juice that tastes like a summer melon with just a hint of basil. Delicious! This looks stunning! So nice to meet you, Lt. Dan :), This looks fabulous, Lt Dan! Do not copy or publish A Spicy Perspective content without prior consent. Deselect All. Cut the watermelon into 1 1/2 inch chunks to muddle. Fresh watermelon, basil, lime juice, and your favorite vodka or tequila combine to create a cold, delicious drink perfect for summertime. Do I go with the chocolate cake or a single malt? Garnish with a basil leaf and wedge of watermelon or dehydrated lime wheel. Double-strain into an ice-filled glass. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Strain onto fresh ice in a double old fashioned glass. Add rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice; shake until chilled, about 40 seconds. Boil until sugar dissolves, discard the basil and chill. We often say she likes to eat her calories and I like to drink them (which is why we both have to work out all the time). Purée until smooth. Watermelon Martini. Add the watermelon juice, mezcal and a few ice cubes and shake vigorously to combine. You make one mean drink! Your email address will not be published. Pingback: End of Summer Drink Recipes - GRUBBED Blog. Fill two cocktail glasses with ice and pour the cocktail through a strainer into the … I’ve been making cocktails featuring rum all afternoon, but seeing this makes me want to go out and buy some gin. Here in Spain the watermelons are so sweet and delicious I know this would come out great! Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Make Ahead: Prepare the simple syrup by heating equal parts water and sugar until dissolved, about 3 minutes. Nice to meet you mr. Lt. Dan. Place the watermelon, basil and salt in a cocktail shaker. Basil has a sweet and almost spicy flavor that is a little reminiscent of anise. Add ice, GREY GOOSE® Vodka, and lime juice. Into a cocktail tin and ice, tequila, Jamaican dark rum, watermelon pucker, strawberry syrup, fresh lemon juice, and citrus bitters. Serve in ice-filled rocks glasses. Add the watermelon, ice cubes, coconut milk, syrup and basil to a high-speed blender and purée on high for 2 minutes, until smooth. My Husband needs to hang out with the Lt. so he can learn to make pasta and do dishes! This looks amazing and sooooooo refreshing! Pinning it now! I think I actually have everything here to make it! Nice to meet you Lt. Dan! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Keep the fruit concentrate, simple syrup, and seltzer water separately in the fridge, then mix just before serving. Our friends and family think it’s odd that we take vacations to seek out a particilar cuisine or chef we’ve read about! Your email will not be published or shared. Pour watermelon/vodka mix over ice. Food is a major part of our life. Agua fresca is a Spanish term that translates literally as “fresh water.” Common street-stall beverages throughout South America, they are made by blending fresh fruit with water or ice, lime, salt, and sometimes herbs. I can totally see floating in a pool with one of these drinks in my hand. For this refreshing drink I went with watermelon and lemon. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Fill 4 old fashioned glasses with ice. Garnish with basil … Fabulous cocktail. I love the name Lieutenant Dan! Lt. Dan knows how to make a mean cocktail, that is for sure. We go together like peas and carrots. Welcome to blogging :). Follow us on Instagram and tag @ASpicyPerspective so we can share what you’re cooking! In that way the wife and I are different. Add the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. OH my gosh, you are so cute. Add the vodka and stir to combine. End of Summer Drink Recipes - GRUBBED Blog, Squeeze Every Last Ounce of Flavor from Summer Produce with These Unique Cocktails – Bainbridge Today, Confessions of a Mixologist: 4 Epic Bramble Cocktails | Binny's BlogBinny's Blog, 20 Recipes: Eat Watermelon All Day Long |. Give this Flat-Belly drink a whirl and let us know what you think! In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 basil leaves with a ginger slice, 1 watermelon chunk and simple syrup. The kids are out of school, the … Pour in approximately 1 Tablespoon of the cocktail mix and muddle together. I am dying over these pictures – so good! This delicious watermelon cocktail is made with fresh (store bought) watermelon juice, mint, basil, and light rum. Then, when you're ready to serve, pop everything into the blender. This is a good thing considering I have a recipe developer, chef and blogger queen as my wife. Whisk in tequila and lemon juice. Patrón Silver / watermelon / basil / lime Handcrafted from the finest 100% Weber Blue Agave, aged 3 to 5 months in barrels, Patron Reposado is the perfect tequila for a refreshingly herbal and fruity margarita. Perfect for summer and unpredictable. All Rights Reserved. What People Want from a Healer in the Midst of a Pandemic, A Middle School Math Teacher Planning Lessons and Lunch, The Columbus, OH-based Forager Who's Become a TikTok Star, A Food Justice Advocate and Mother Talks Breastfeeding and Herb Gardens, Bryant Terry's Sautéed Cabbage and Roasted Potatoes, Vivian Howard's Baked Pimento Cheese and Sausage. In many ways our lives revolve around food –food for sustenance, entertainment, community and family. "Cocktails with Lieutenant Dan" featuring a real doozy: the. I absolutely love that your husband is guest posting! Hi Dan, this sounds like my kind of cocktail, looking forward to seeing more! In a glass pitcher, combine the water, lime juice, and basil leaves. No, he’s not in the military, but his name is Dan. Watermelon, cucumber, fresh basil, and lime juice flavor a summer drink that's fancy enough for guests. Is this pretty or what? Perfect for warm weather with this balanced juxtaposition of sweet and savory a unique take on the … Sprinkle basil chiffonade over glasses. Many of our family vacations revolve around what restaurants to try or what regional cuisine is in season. My answer – gin or vodka. The martini is also a perfect venue for sweet … Muddle until well smashed and soupy. In a cocktail shaker combine watermelon and basil; muddle until watermelon is broken up and juiced. And I love a good cocktail… can’t wait to see what Lt Dan continues to bring to the table, so to speak! Taste and add more sugar if desired. and he uses my favorite gin? Pingback: Squeeze Every Last Ounce of Flavor from Summer Produce with These Unique Cocktails – Bainbridge Today, Pingback: World's Best Cosmopolitan Cocktail, Pingback: Confessions of a Mixologist: 4 Epic Bramble Cocktails | Binny's BlogBinny's Blog, Pingback: 20 Recipes: Eat Watermelon All Day Long |. Now where do I find one? The base of the cocktail is watermelon juice muddled with fresh basil. So, that’s how this iced watermelon basil matcha drink was born! Dan!! Strain the watermelon through fine-mesh strainer or cheese cloth and discard the pulp. The agua fresca will separate if stored in the refrigerator. How much watermelon do you into the chunks??? Top each glass with a basil leaf and enjoy! The flavor is in all respects a win: the light sweetness of watermelon, the essence of summer in basil’s scent and flavor, and fresh lime. I’m loving this drink series – thank you Sommer and Lt. I love Forrest Gump and the references made me smile this morning. Survey says – 18 year Dalwhinnie. Oh and thanks for including Strawberry Wine Punch! Add the basil leaves and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and muddle gently. Put 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a small bunch of basil in a small saucepan. :), (we are a unit of food and drink lovers as well ;) ). Michaela is a recipe developer for The Kitchn. Secure the lid and shake for thirty seconds. All images, recipes, and original text content are copyright protected. That looks so wonderful. 6 fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade. This is the first of many posts we’ll categorize as “Cocktails with Lieutenant Dan” and we’re starting with a real doozy, a Watermelon Basil Gin Cocktail. Part of it will be reserved for making these xoxo, Cute post!! Puree watermelon and sugar in a blender until smooth. It may not officially be summer yet, but it sure feels like it. Divide the slush evenly between 6 small … Garnish with watermelon slices and/or basil leaves. There’s nothing hotter than a man who washes dishes, makes linguini from scratch, and shakes a mean martini. :). Making this recipe? I feel convinced THAT Lt. Dan was not sporting mixology magic like this! I definitely need a glass of this tonight! If an agua fresca is designed to refresh on a hot, busy street, I can’t think of a flavor that accomplishes this better than watermelon-basil. lol Your cocktail looks so refreshing and so delish! Then you can garnish each glass with extra watermelon. Watermelon, cucumber, fresh basil, and lime juice flavor a summer drink that's fancy enough for guests. So with that in mind, I have agreed to embark on a once a month post entitled “Cocktails with Lieutenant Dan.” (I know, I know – super cheesy name, but doesn’t hearing Forrest say Lieutenant Dayyan make you smile). How about a thick cut ribeye or robust California Cab? I definitely need to give this a try soon! Beat the heat with this delicious Watermelon Basil Slushie! Strain the margarita into the rimmed cocktail … The watermelon was cut up and blended, then fine-strained before we added it to the shaker with the lime juice, basil simple syrup and tequila. Peel … Green Tea Frappuccino ~ Sandra’s Easy Cooking, Strawberry Wine Punch ~ Miss In The Kitchen. These cocktails look great – perfect for summertime! Add the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Yeah, that’s definitely Forrest Gump (which came out in ’93 or ’94) :-) Too funny. Make the Basil Simple Syrup: In small saucepot, stir together sugar, water and basil… Pour the watermelon into the pitcher, stir, and serve over ice. Today would have been perfect weather for this, but there’s always tomorrow ;). She also writes here. Add additional mint leaves to garnish, as well as watermelon … Add sugar and mix until dissolved. Place the watermelon, sugar, and 2 to 3 ice cubes in a blender. Looks so refreshing! Looking forward to seeing your concoctions each month. Garnish with lime and basil. Now I need a reason to give this one a try. Iced Watermelon Matcha with Basil (or another herb!) NEW! Chill until cold, at least one hour. Watermelon and gin are such a wonderful combination… but one I’d never thought to make. Combine the basil and watermelon in a cocktail shaker. These cocktails sound delicious and would totally guzzle it down [minus the gin] right now! Place the watermelon, basil and salt in a cocktail shaker. :) Love this. By commenting I offer my full consent to the privacy policy of A Spicy Perspective. My husband’s favorite movie (ever) is Forrest Gump. wth? Strain into pitcher. I'm Sommer Collier... Travel Enthusiast, and the Resident Cookery Queen of A Spicy Perspective. ©2010 — 2020 A Spicy Perspective. 6 ounces chilled lemon-lime … AHAHAHA! i just said “Lt. This looks fabulous and it’s nice to meet you Lt. Dan! Do I have the exquisite appetizer or martini? This drink looks right up my alley! Watermelon Matcha is actually a popular and very tasty combination and because of the two colours, it makes such a visually appealing drink. Add basil and blend on low until leaves are broken up. Pour the watermelon into the pitcher, stir, and serve over ice. Instructions In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice and zest with the syrup, watermelon, and 3 basil leaves. I have a watermelon in the garage fridge right now. Drink look very refreshing, thank you for sharing and also for linking my frap too! Place mint leaves in the bottom of a pitcher. So glad I saw this pinned! Kep on cookin and shakin! I will share classics which I learned from my Great Grandmother and grandmother (where I learned to appreciate cocktails – more on that later) as well as some custom concoctions. So by simple deduction, watermelon and basil served together in a glass of lime and sugar over ice in the middle of July is nothing short of perfection. Thank you! Set aside to cool. Have a wonderful weekend! Muddle them together until well broken down. Wonderful post and how sweet of you to let your hubby post. Fill with ice, place the lid on the shaker … Nice and refreshing! Fortunately, he’s a keeper. Keep the fruit concentrate, simple syrup, and seltzer water separately in the fridge, then mix just before serving. To achieve this, you mash up a few pieces of watermelon with a couple basil leaves and then strain it to remove the pulp and seeds. Pour into a glass and garnish with extra watermelon and basil. Your email address will not be published. But if it is too sweet, why not use Selzer instead of 7UP? Yum! Muddle the basil against the sides of the pitcher with a spoon. This looks so delicious. I love the idea of the monthly cocktail and you’ve started it out on a great note. I love the combination! Required fields are marked *. Enjoy! Your wife is such a talent, so it’s so nice to see what a great team you make. My husband is more the calories from beverages kinda guy as well. Absolutely love the photos and fun to hear from the hubby! Read on for the full recipe! This post made me smile, and so does this cocktail! I’m more of a margarita girl, but I’d be willing to give this a try. 32 oz water Directions: Combine the watermelon, cucumber, basil… (The basil garnish is the cherry on top—every sip buries your nose in the fragrant leaves.). And yes… I’m all over this cocktail. Juice of ½ lime. Which brings us to our first cocktail with Lieutenant Dan – the Watermelon Basil Bramble, a watermelon basil gin cocktail. Fill with ice, place the lid on the shaker and shake well—30 seconds or so. Pour in 1/2 the watermelon juice; … Perfect for a hot summer night! Mine did for a while and got so into it, it was so fun. So very nice to meet you Lieutenant Dan!!!! Similarly, on the savory side of things, basil and July go together like blue skies and pool days — together, bliss. Place cubed watermelon, cucumber, basil, and lemon juice in blender or food processor. ha! Place the cubed watermelon in a resealable bag or on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put in the freezer for at least 5 hours, or until frozen. Watermelon Basil Lemonade - 4 ingredients, all kinds of awesome. You know the answer… Actually I would rather not have to choose in that situation and have both instead! Can’t wait to give this a try! Dan” in my forrest gump voice – great movie! But if I am being completely honest, as much as I love to eat… I really, really love to drink. Strain the watermelon through fine-mesh strainer or cheese cloth and discard the pulp. The soda takes only minutes to put together. Right before serving fill glasses with ice and pour the drink evenly into 8 glasses. This keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days. Lovin this cocktail! Common knowledge: watermelon and July go together like sunshine and sunscreen — can’t have one without the other. and he does the dishes? Yield: 4 servings (8 oz per serving) Ingredients: ½ cup cubed watermelon. So with that in mind, I give you Lt. Dan…. Simply stir and garnish with fresh lime. Anyways, you get the point. It pairs really well with fruits like watermelon, peaches, berries, and citrus. Muddle the basil against the sides of the pitcher with a spoon. So pretty! i can’t wait to see what else you shake up :). I want to hang out with your family!! I'm here to help you make mealtime memorable, and life a little spicy! He got the nickname Lt. Dan somewhere around July 1994, but I can’t exactly remember why. Top with ginger ale. As it turns out, I’ve been living under a rock: watermelon and basil are already a trusty summer salad, and as an agua fresca, they’re delightful. Apartment Therapy is full of ideas for creating a warm, beautiful, healthy home. The perfect summer/warm weather drink. She spent her childhood pulling carrots and hunting wild strawberries on a sustainable farm, actually believes that fresh food is the best medicine, and drinks more tea than is proper. Garnish with lime wedges and basil leaves for a lovely presentation. Add 1/2 cup cocktail mix to cups, ice, top off with 1/2 cup seltzer, and stir. It’s the perfect light summer cocktail, … Instructions. You'll need to prep a day ahead to allow time to freeze your favorite rosé wine in ice cube trays, freeze watermelon cubes, and make the basil simple syrup (it's very easy). I have yet to make my own watermelon cocktail – this looks perfect, as I’ve recently become a fan of gin. Scrolling down I caught the Forrest Gump association; what a flash back! Reading this made me think you were creating a bio of my husband and myself. Strain the basil mixture into the same pitcher as the watermelon juice. That sounds wonderful! Garnish with a frozen watermelon spear or wedge. It’s summer, there are tons of fresh fruits and herbs, so why not muddle a few of them together with a bit of grandpas cough medicine! If you don’t love basil, you can omit and just make a regular iced watermelon … FREE EMAIL SERIES My fav tips to make you a better cook...right now! 6-8 basil leaves. Take 2-4 Basil leaves, roll leaves and thinly slice into a chiffonade. In a glass pitcher, combine the water, lime juice, and basil leaves. Got a tip, kitchen tour, or other story our readers should see? Cut the watermelon into 1 1/2-inch chunks. ½ cup diced cucumber. This looks so refreshing, I love the watermelon and basil combo! Fill serving glass with ice and fill halfway with strawberry basil soda, top with the tequila and rum mixture. Add the gin … Looks so darn refreshing!! Or do I??? Love that, Sommer! Watermelon Cucumber Basil “Detox” Drink. 1 cup small watermelon cubes. Before developing this recipe, I was little skeptical, but I had extra watermelon and so much basil, so I gave it a try. This is a delicious juice that tastes like a summer melon with just a hint basil. 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